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An '''exorcist''' is an extinct office within the [[minor orders]] of [[clergy]]. The primary duty of exorcists was as the instructor of [[catechumen]]s.
An '''exorcist''' is an extinct office within the [[minor orders]] of [[clergy]]. Their office was responsible for invoking [[God]] in the ridding of demonic presences that possessed a person, or sometimes a building or other object. This duty is referred to as [[exorcism]].
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Other tasks also included the exorcism of the [[catechumen]] performed during the [[Sacrament]] of [[Baptism]].
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==External link==
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*[http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith7079 Exorcism in the Orthodox Church] by Rev. George C. Papademetriou, Ph.D. ([[GOARCH]])
  
Since the fourth century, the functions and ministry of the exorcist have been subsumed by the [[presbyter]].
 
  
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*[http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7079.asp Exorcism in the Orthodox Church by Rev. George C. Papademetriou, Ph.D.] {[[GOARCH]]}
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Latest revision as of 06:21, April 24, 2011

An exorcist is an extinct office within the minor orders of clergy. The primary duty of exorcists was as the instructor of catechumens.

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